24 May 2022, 10:41
Update : 24 May 2022, 19:20

Shahriar Alam seeks more Swiss investment in Bangladesh

DHAKA, May 24, 2022 (BSS) - State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has called for more Swiss investment in Bangladesh.

He made this call at a bilateral meeting with State Secretary of Switzerland Livia Leu on Monday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, a foreign ministry press release said here today.

During the meeting, Shahriar Alam informed the Swiss state secretary that Bangladesh offers one of the world easiest investment opportunities.

He also flagged Bangladesh's outstanding success in socio-economic development under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Shedding light on different effective measures of the government of Bangladesh to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, he highlighted Bangladesh's remarkable achievement in pandemic response and recovery.

The state minister sought continued support of Switzerland for finding an early durable solution to the Rohingya crisis.

He expressed the gratitude of the people of Bangladesh to Switzerland for recognizing his country on 13 March 1972 while the two nations are celebrating 50 years of bilateral relation.

The Swiss state secretary applauded Bangladesh's notable socio-economic development under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

She also commended the government and people of Bangladesh for sheltering over a million displaced Rohingya population.

The state secretary expressed Swiss interest for further deepening the bilateral ties with Bangladesh in the coming years, including trade and investment.

She also expressed the eagerness of Switzerland to conclude the Air Service Agreement and the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Skill and Knowledge Partnership with Bangladesh.

She also thanked the Bangladesh government for committing unconditional support to the candidature of Switzerland for the non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council.

Shahriar Alam is on an official visit to Switzerland to attend the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.